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Saving contacts on walls –a vogue in rural Accra

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 17:01

Keeping  phone numbers of friends , business partners and family members has over the years  moved from just writing them in diaries or notepads  to saving them on one’s  phone.

But in some rural areas where there are no phones,   walls of buildings have been turned into diaries where contacts are written and kept for later use. 
At Mempemehonasem , a rural community in the Ga West District of the Greater Accra Region, the walls of most houses there are adorned  with phone numbers and names .

These are usually  contacts  of relatives or friends living in the city.

TV3’s  Kwabena  Adu  Gyamfi   found out that  writing contacts on walls  can only be done on the individual’s  building and not on someone else’s edifice.

 “I can save the contact in a book but the book can easily get missing but on the wall, it can never be wiped off” one resident told TV3.

But keeping contacts on walls certainly means there is no privacy and until mobile phones are introduced in rural communities, the walls of buildings will continue to serve an  additional role as contact keepers.

Source:TV3network |Ghana